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Learning from Viewing and Creating Animations in School Science Symposium

Thursday November 29th 2018, 9.00am to 5.30pm Tenison Woods House, Level 12, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

The Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education (ILSTE) is conducting a one-day research symposium on Thursday November 29th at the Australian Catholic University, 8-10 Napier Street in North Sydney.

The symposium will be of particular interest to science education researcher, teacher educators, teachers, and curriculum personnel. It will be opened by Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith, Director of ILSTE, and is convened by Professor Len Unsworth with the assistance of Dr Jen Cope.

While students from pre-school to senior high school and beyond have enjoyed animated stories for many decades, it is relatively recently that animations have become resources for learning in disciplinary areas such as science as they have also become part of the multimodal disciplinary discourse that constructs and communicates scientific understanding. These days, school-age students are increasingly authors of animated movies, especially as they assimilate coding as part of their repertoire for creating multimodal digital texts. Optimizing the educational use of animation requires transdisciplinary research from a variety of fields including science education, social semiotics and computational thinking and coding in education. This symposium brings into dialogue cutting edge research perspectives from these fields on learning from viewing and creating animations in school science.

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for this symposium, places are limited and we require you to register by November 9th 2018 to attend. Please note we are offering morning and afternoon tea on the day, and you will need to make your own lunch arrangements.

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*Please note this is an invitation-only event*

Learning from Viewing and Creating Animations in School Science Symposium